A good reflector of increase in the crime rate in the country is the increase in prison inmate population. The dramatic increase in inmate population at corrections facilities has increased the need for an understanding and working knowledge of supervision and corrections officer techniques. The ISLES Corrections Officer Training covers a multitude of subjects every correctional officer needs to know. These subjects include: human rights; tactical training; jail crisis response; squad formations; weapon control; jail suicides; inmate escorts; physical training; edged weapon attacks; victimization; cell searches; jail gangs and juvenile corrections tactics among others.

Corrections facility’s tranquillity and the corrections officers’ safety are highly dependent on the officers’ level of awareness. Awareness of the messages they convey during day-to-day activities will help corrections officers resolve conflicts among inmates. This training will arm officers with specific skills relating to initial contact, disturbance resolution, physical intervention and debriefing skills. This training will also impart the officer with: the know how on the planning process that precedes prisoner transport; knowledge on the type of participants in a riot and steps to controlling a riot; training techniques for disturbance resolution; the knowledge on how correctional facilities can best decrease internal gang activity; the know how on components of a good defensive tactics program; and proper search techniques for inmates and their quarters. This is an experiential training where participants have to be operationally engaged in maintaining corrections facilities during their training at ISLES.

  • Duration: 1 week
  • Course fee: to be announced
  • Date of commencement: to be announced
  • Minimum entry requirements:Fluency in Dhivehi and English, 2 years experience